Homemade Fortune Cookies

Fill these Homemade Fortune Cookies with your own personal fortunes for a fun and delicious crafty treat!

Homemade Fortune Cookies Recipe @fifteenspatulas

Homemade fortune cookies are so fun. I love when food crosses into the craft category and these cookies certainly do.

The best part about making your own fortune cookies is being able to put your own notes inside! You can gift them to friends, family, co-workers, and so on, and make your notes however you’d like.

How to Make Homemade Fortune Cookies @fifteenspatulas
To make them, start by whipping up egg whites, melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract until frothy:

How to Make Homemade Fortune Cookies from scratch

Then add in your flour, and whip until the flour *just* disappears:

Homemade Fortune Cookie Recipe

Shape the batter into small circles on a silicone mat:

Homemade Fortune Cookie Recipe

And when it comes out of the oven, fold the circles in half, then bring the ends down over the lip of a cup (this is an old picture, but I have a fortune cookie tutorial video below where I show you exactly how to do this).

Homemade Fortune Cookie Recipe

Let the cookies cool in a muffin tin to hold their shape, and they’re ready!

Homemade Fortune Cookie Recipe @fifteenspatulas

Here’s the step-by-step video tutorial. Enjoy!

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Homemade Fortune Cookies

 Fill these Homemade Fortune Cookies with your own personal fortunes for a fun and delicious crafty treat!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 52kcal


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour 5 oz


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat, and have your fortune strips ready to go.
  • In a stand mixer (or large bowl with a hand mixer), whip the egg whites and sugar on high speed for about 2 minutes, until it’s frothy. Whip in the melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, and water until incorporated. Add in the flour and mix until the flour *just* disappears.
  • With a tablespoon measure, spoon the batter onto the parchment paper and spread it out into an even 3 inch circle. I recommend not doing any more than 2-3 at a time, since they set very quickly and you will not be able to fold more than that.
  • Bake your fortune cookies for 7-8 minutes, until the edges brown slightly. If you let them brown too much, they will snap when you shape them. Conversely, if they don’t brown a little bit, they will also break (but tear, rather than snapping).
  • When your fortune cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven and quickly flip the circle over, and fold your fortune cookie in half, into a semicircle. This is when you slip your note into the cookie (quickly) because if you slip it in right at the beginning, the cookie will be too hot and your paper will stick to the cookie. Place your semicircle onto the edge of a cup, and quickly fold the ends down, to shape into a fortune cookie (see above tutorial video if needed).
  • Stick the cookie in a muffin tin to let it cool and hold its shape.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter and enjoy!


Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1.6% | Calcium: 0.1% | Iron: 0.9%